I’m a fiction writer, freelance journalist, and copywriter bent on stretching that English degree as far as it will go. My debut novel, Chasing the Sun, about a frail marriage tested to the extreme by the wife’s kidnapping in 1990s Peru, is forthcoming from New Harvest/Amazon Publishing in spring 2014. Born in Lima, Peru, and raised in Miami, I now live in Austin with my husband and our two pups, Maggie and Pita. My articles have appeared in Latina, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer magazines. I’m fueled by Chai lattes and story, and represented by Brandi Bowles of Foundry Literary + Media.